Six structured finance partners formerly with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have joined Chapman and Cutler.
Felicia Graham, Douglas Madsen, Michael Mitchell, Mark Riccardi, Craig Fishman and Rachel George joined as partners in the firm's newly-established office in Washington, DC.
Madsen advises financial institution clients such as ABS issuers with a particular emphasis on unsecured consumer ABS and credit card-backed deals.
Mitchell acts as counsel to issuers and underwriters on various ABS issuance platforms and is an industry authority on Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and Dodd-Frank rule-making initiatives.
Riccardi represents financial institutions, investors and other market participants in capital markets and debt financing deals such as securitization, structured products, secured lending, and related regulatory matters.
Fishman represents financial institutions as purchasers, lenders, and investors in ABS offerings and as lenders in asset-based lending transactions.
George represents financial institutions in different ABS deals and asset-based lending. She also advises clients on SEC regulations and Dodd-Frank rule-making initiatives.
Graham represents financial institutions and issuers in ABCP deals, ABS financings and structured products, and advises clients on related regulatory matters. Here practice focuses on underwriters' counsel in tax-exempt housing transactions.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome such highly regarded and talented attorneys to our firm,” said Tim Mohan, chief executive partner and securitization attorney. “Our new partners will further advance the reach of our securitization and structured finance practice, which is one of the largest in the US. Opening a Washington, DC office has long been part of our strategic plan, and its importance has been increased substantially with heightened regulation affecting our clients in the banking, securities, structured finance, and public finance markets.”